teenager is named Lord Lieutenant's Cadet for Somerset
teenage army cadet from Burnham-On-Sea has been rewarded for his
hard work by being name Lord Lieutenant's Cadet for Somerset.
Sergeant Owen Bishop, a member of the Somerset Cadet Battalion
(The Rifles) Army Cadet Force, is one of five cadets chosen by
the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Lady Elizabeth Gass, to accompany
her on Royal visits and other official engagements during 2014.
five cadets were chosen from cadet organisations across Somerset,
after showing 'exceptional dedication and skill at their respective
will now accompany her on formal functions, including royal visits
across the whole county.
as Lord Lieutenant's Cadet is said to be the pinnacle of an Army
Cadets time in the organisation.
Kat Dee, officer commanding of the 45 strong Burnham & Highbridge
platoon, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are all exceptionally
proud of Owens achievements in the Army Cadet Force."
has taken every opportunity available in the organisation. He
has completed his Duke of Edinburgh Awards, represented in county
and region in sport, has been a member of a brigade shooting team
and even taken part in the famous Nijmegan Marches - a 120 mile
route march in The Netherlands."
is an exceptional role model and an example of what can be achieved
by young people in organisations such as the Army Cadet Force."
Major Bishop has been a cadet at the unit for five years and has
achieved his Army Proficiency 4* award, the second highest training
level for an army cadet.
will be attending his final Master Cadet course in the next few
months and is currently studying catering at Weston College and
is working towards his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.